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Dwyane Wade Emotional Talking About School Shooting Victim Buried In His Jersey

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The tragedy of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day is still fresh in the hearts and minds of many and the emotions are still raw.

One of the victim’s, Joaquin Oliver, was buried in Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade’s jersey on February 17th, a few short days after the shooting.

Wade got emotional talking about the young victim being buried in his jersey, which Oliver’s parents revealed Sunday on Univision talk show “Al Punto”.

“You really can’t put that in words. You hurt for the family,” Wade told reporters Monday (h/t ESPN). “If you ever get the opportunity to speak to them, you just try to hope the time where he was alive that you were able to bring some type of joy to his life and something memorable. A story that his family and you guys can talk about.”

Oliver, 17, was excited about Wade’s return to the Heat, where Wade spent the majority of his storied career, having a profound impact on South Florida.

“Like I said, I retweeted on Twitter, you’re going to make me cry,” Wade said. “It’s emotional even thinking about that, that his parents felt that, buried him in my jersey was something that he wanted. I take pride in what I’ve done in this state and what I’ve meant for the youth. I appreciate it.”

Wade took to Twitter saying  “You’re about to make me cry this afternoon.”

Stoneman Douglas students returned to campus on Monday in Parkland, Florida.

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76ers’ James Ennis Opting Out of Contract

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Philadelphia 76ers swingman James Ennis is turning down his player option for the 2019-2020 season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Ennis, 28, will hit the free agent market on July 1st after posting 7.9 ppg, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game this season.

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Bucks’ Pau Gasol Out for Season

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Milwaukee Bucks veteran big man Pau Gasol is out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a navicular stress fracture in his left foot, according to an official team announcement.

Gasol, who hasn’t played since March 10th, posted 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game for the San Antonio Spurs and the Milwaukee Bucks this season.

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Chris Fleming Joining Bulls’ Staff

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Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Chris Felming will be leaving the organization to join the Chicago Bulls as the top assistant to head coach Jim Boylen, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fleming joined the Nets staff back in 2016 when head coach Kenny Atkinson took the helm.

Fleming also served as an assistant with the Denver Nuggets back in the 2015-2016 season.

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